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What are good jobs for 14 year olds? And will they most likely hire teens

Asked Maryland City, Maryland

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Kayla’s Answer

Any job that you can get your hands on. Future employers just want to see that you are hard working and motivated at a young age. If you already know what you want to do when you grow up you could try finding a job in that field but in general it can be hard to find a job as a 14 year old.

Some ideas are working at your local grocery store, babysitting, doing yard work for people in your community, bussing at a restaurant, or working retail. These are all jobs that require little experience and no specific age requirement.

If you don't have access to many of those types of opportunities and are looking to build your resume, volunteering is a great second option. It boosts your resume and can also be really fun and rewarding. Some volunteering gigs even have steady schedules like a job whereas others can be a one time thing that you sign up for on specific days your available so it can be really flexible if you have other time commitments.

Karen’s Answer

Updated Saint Paul, Minnesota

Almost any job can be an opportunity to gain experience, build on your skills and begin to create a resume for the future. If there's something you're interested in, such as books, you might check your local library for openings. Organizations have different minimum age requirements so you may need to market yourself to neighbors or within your community.

Another option for gaining experience is to do some volunteer work which might be a stepping stone to employment. Let others know that you're interested in finding a job where you can gain experience and hopefully you will make a connection.

With every good wish!

Ted’s Answer

Updated Portland, Oregon

My son has been a soccer referee since he was 14 years old. He is a competitive soccer player and so it fits well with the sport he loves anyway. It also pays well - $40 for a 70 minute game and you get to be outside. So, if you play or just love a particular sport, consider becoming a referee for that sport. You'll need some training and certification but it will be worth it. It will also show that you are responsible and will flex your leadership skills as well.

Ted recommends the following next steps:

  • Think about what sports you play or simply love,
  • Investigate refereeing opportunities in your area and referee certification programs and requirements
  • Sign up, get certified and go have fun (and make $$$)

Miles’s Answer

Outdoor Seasonal Jobs -- Mowing Lawns, Shoveling Snow (Charge per hr/ Size of Yard), Lifeguard

Food Service --Bussing Tables, Washing Dishes, Lemonade Stands!

Caregiving -- BabySitting, Camp Counselor